I have the unique opportunity every day to see the work that is being done to improve the lives of children right here in Milwaukee.

Many people forget that kids are not small adults. The research that is done in the adult world cannot be directly applied to children. By investing in pediatric research, we hopefully can stop diseases in their tracks.

Research is found in almost every area of Children’s Hospital and Health System. Did you know that in 2009:

  • Investigators established a new gene test for treating epilepsy?
  • Evidence-based medicine improved patient education
  • Wisconsin investigators worked to help the rest of the nation adopt a critical newborn screening test?
  • Researchers found an important gene link that may solve clues to its role in cancer?
  • A new disease was identified and treated at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin?

These are just a few highlights from last year that exemplify the work our investigators do to come closer to answering the questions that surround pediatric illness.

Visit chw.org/research to find out how research impacted pediatric care in 2009.

We’re proud of these accomplishments. We think they bring us one step closer to changing the future of pediatric patient care.

-Robert Kliegman, MD, executive vice president, Children’s Research Institute.

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